CEG Economic Development Week in Review – June 19- June 23, 2017
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REGIONAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT NEWS
Price Chopper deal will boost sales for Saratoga juice company by 50 percent
“Saratoga Juice Bar expects sales to grow 50 percent after signing a deal to bring its products to 90 Price Chopper stores as well as an exclusive juice to all 125 stores.
Price Chopper will be the largest customer for Christel and Colin MacLean, who started the cold-pressed juice business with a storefront on Broadway in Saratoga Springs, New York, in 2013. They expanded to a wholesale business in 2015, with Skidmore College and GlobalFoundries as the first clients.”
Adirondack Studios lands $2.9M contract
“The new National Comedy Center is under construction in Jamestown in the Southern Tier, but $2.9 million of the work for making and installing custom cabinetry, fixtures and exhibits will be done by Adirondack Studios.
The company, which is located in Argyle, in Washington County, after initially moving to Warren County in the mid-1970s, has a 125,000-square-foot facility with separate areas for design, carpentry, metal, paint, electrics and project management.”
“Havidán Rodríguez is the next president of the University at Albany.
The State University of New York board named Rodríguez as president at its meeting on Wednesday. He’s the founding provost and executive vice president for academic affairs at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, which enrolls more than 27,500 students. Rodríguez starts as UAlbany’s president in September.”
Schenectady trolley arrives, to delight of local leaders
“Residents and visitors will, by the end of the week, have a free mode of transportation from Proctors to the casino and several stops in between, with the arrival of the Electric City Trolley.
The trolley, which is free to use and resembles shuttles used in Saratoga Springs and Albany, is the latest of several new transportation options in the region. Operated by the Capital District Transportation Authority, it will run 4 p.m. to 1 a.m. Thursdays to Saturdays, providing service from State Street downtown to the Mohawk Harbor development along Erie Boulevard, making periodic stops on lower Union Street, in Little Italy and at local hotels.”